Getting rid of pornography addiction is a difficult task. You may find several people around you who have made multiple attempts to rid themselves of the addiction but have all landed back in the same place, watching porn again, after perhaps a short break. There are four basic steps that can help you in getting rid of pornography addiction. You must set these four steps as your benchmark for your cure.
1. Acknowledge that you are addicted: The first reaction of someone with pornography addiction is often to deny the fact completely that they are addicted to porn. If you want to tackle the problem, you will first have to acknowledge the nature and severity of the problem.
2. Consider it wrong: If you want to get rid of pornography addiction, then you will have to stop making excuses and recognize it as a wrongful act. You will never get the motivation you need to quit unless you believe that what you are doing is ethically and socially wrong.
3. Stop blaming others: You cannot blame your addiction on excuses like “The girls are so seductive” or “my wife is not affectionate enough so I have to masturbate”, or other similar excuses. It’s better if you accept the reality and start thinking about tackling it yourself.
4. Be accountable: Most of the time, pornography addiction is associated with shame. You can make good use of that shame to start avoiding pornography and saving yourself from guilt and shame. The help of a spiritual authority can be invaluable in this regard.